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Singapore Director General of Education, Ho Peng


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Powerpoint presentation from Asia Society/CCSSO symposium: International Perspectives on U.S. Education Policy and Practice: What Can We Learn from High Performing Nations?

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Singapore Director General of Education, Ho Peng

  1. 1. The Singapore Story
  2. 2. About Singapore Singapore <ul><li>Land area: ≈ 700 km 2 ( ≈ 270 sq miles) </li></ul><ul><li>Total population: ≈ 5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese (75%), Malay (14%), Indian (8%), Others (3%) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education in Singapore today FY10 budget S$9.7 bil ≈ 3.4% of GDP <ul><li>Student population and teaching force </li></ul><ul><li>522,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 allied educators </li></ul><ul><li>5,500 executive & administrative staff </li></ul><ul><li>354 schools </li></ul><ul><li>172 Primary </li></ul><ul><li>154 Secondary </li></ul><ul><li>15 Mixed Level </li></ul><ul><li>13 JC/CIs </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Sec institutions </li></ul><ul><li>3 universities, 5 polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education, 2 tertiary arts institutions </li></ul><ul><li>170,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>11,900 teaching and 13,500 non-teaching staff </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education Structure <ul><li>In recent years, </li></ul><ul><li>diversification at Sec level </li></ul><ul><li>IP Schools (4-6 yrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised Indpt Schools (4-6 yrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised Schools (4 yrs) </li></ul><ul><li>Privately-funded Schools (4-6 yrs) </li></ul>Primary School (6 yrs) ITE (2 yrs) University (3 - 4 years) JC (2 yrs) Poly (3yrs) Secondary School (4 - 5 yrs)
  5. 5. School Improvement <ul><li>Balance of autonomy and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers and school leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Reward and recognition </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Better teachers, better schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building professional ethos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building teacher excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up teacher academies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future-ready Singaporeans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st century competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review of Primary Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater emphasis on Physical Education, Art, Music </li></ul></ul>Our Next Lap
  7. 7. Our Students Confident Person Self - directed Learner Concerned Citizen Active Contributor Core Values Self Awareness Self Management Social Awareness Relationship Management Responsible Decision Making Critical and Inventive Thinking
  8. 8. Thank You
  9. 10. School Excellence Model Enablers Results Learning and Innovation Leadership Staff Management Strategic Planning Resources Student- Focused Processes Staff Results Administrative & Operational Results Partnership & Society Results Key Performance Results
  10. 11. Masterplan of Awards Level 1 Level 2 Special Awards Achievement Award Development Award School Excellence Award Best Practice Award Sustained Achievement Award Outstanding Development Award School Distinction Award